I started this article yesterday and I hope to finish it today. You can find the first part here. As a way of summarizing the first part, for those who might not want to go back to read the original article, the first part was mostly about the definition of what emotional/psychological pain is and how it relates to physical pain. It's worthy of note, that when you are going through the death of a loved one, that pain(emotional pain) you are feeling, will cause a certain part of your brain to fire, and that's generally the same part that fires when you break your leg during a football match. The point here is that emotional pain piggybacks through the same system that physical pain run on.
It also talk about the different ways that we deal with pain, although only one could be elaborated on before I had to close the article, so it doesn't bore the reader to death. The method discussed already is the glossing it over method, which is the first choice method for people who think or are actually very busy, introverts etc.
Continuing to today's part of the article, I'll be treating the other two.
The term adrenaline there is both literal and not do literal. This method of dealing with pain is favoured by extremely extroverted persons. This refers to a method of dealing with pain that seeks to numb the pain. Here, we try to use the feel good feeling to overcome the feeling of sadness or whatever that's causing the pain. We party, we do things with people, things that cause our brain to saturate with adrenaline or other pleasant feeling causing hormones. The problem with this method of dealing with pain is that it's like a quick fix. The next time something cause you that pain again, it's almost like a new one. This is a method favoured by showbiz people, the actor and musicians, the salesmen etc...
This is a method that I consider most effective when it comes to dealing with pain. This method involves actually letting yourself feel the pain. It's like a person who's hurt physically allowing his body to get use to the pain, that soon enough, the body doesn't even recognize it as pain anymore. A perfect description is the way people develop immunity to certain disease by actually not using drugs to fight those disease but rather let it run it course and let their commune system get use to it and do the needful itself. Why do I consider this the best method of handling the emotional pain? Because like I said, your brain becomes immune to that particular type of pain by the end of the course.
Like every other thing, there are situations where each method is suitable for. The minor one's can be treated with the first two, better the second one, but really hurtful incidents like the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship are better treated with the latter method. Overall the latter method is best in general, by my opinion.
Thanks for your time folks